Science News Archive - November 28, 2009


Prized for their impressive antlers, red deer have been caught in the hunters' sights for generations, but a deer's antlers are much more than decorative.

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'